The popular Skilled Migrant Category visa pathway is based on a point system.
You may be able to claim points for your previous work experience in your Expression of Interest if your experience meets the policy requirements for the Skilled Migrant category.
Assuming that your work experience is recognised, you will be able to claim the following points:
In addition to the points above, you may be able to claim additional bonus points in your Expression of Interest if your work experience has been obtained:
If you do not have a skilled job or job offer in New Zealand, any work experience you claim points for must have been gained in a comparable labour market.
Points might be awarded for work experience in countries that are not 'comparable labour markets', but only if you were working:
Work experience will be assessed as being in a comparable labour market if it was gained in one of the following countries:
Australia, Malaysia, Austria, New Zealand, Belgium-Luxembourg, Netherlands, Canada, Norway, Cyprus, Philippines, Denmark, Portugal, Finland, Republic of South Korea, France, Singapore, Germany, South Africa, Greece, Spain, Iceland, Sweden, Ireland, Switzerland, Israel, United Kingdom, Italy, United States, Japan